• December 2, 2020
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Irvine Community Land Trust

Irvine Community Land Trust Forum – Monday 10/19 at 7PM

The Irvine Community Land Trust Forum on Monday, October 19, at 7:00 p.m. The Irvine Community Trust (ICLT) will host a free one-hour informational event on the basics of affordable housing, Land Trusts 101, and an overview of the ICLT. The event is scheduled for Monday, October 19, at 7 p.m. on Zoom. For more […]

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Opinion: A Fresh Look at the Irvine Community Land Trust

The Irvine Watchdog has published a number of articles on the Irvine Community Land Trust (ICLT) in recent years. Some of the articles have been critical of controversial and legally questionable decisions made by the ICLT Board of Directors (Board) such as their decision on June 26, 2017 to amend their bylaws to exclude public […]

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New Affordable Housing Community Coming to Irvine

  The Irvine Community Land Trust (Land Trust) is growing their portfolio of affordable housing communities for our city with the addition of Native Spring, a 68-unit permanently affordable home ownership project located in Portola Springs, which goes before the Planning Commission for approval tonight. The Native Spring development is on property conveyed by the […]

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Op-Ed: Land Trust – Why Hide General Payroll Information?

The following is not intended to take away from the wonderful and important work the Irvine Community Land Trust (ICLT) does to provide our city with building much needed permanent affordable housing. I simply seek the same level of transparency as was provided before the ICLT separated from the city since they are still funded […]

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Irvine Land Trust | Updates & Concerns

Present Leon Napper Nancy Donnelly Anthony Kuo Patrick Strader (via phone) Absent Land Trust Chair Melissa Fox was in Sacramento Irvine Community Land Trust The Land Trust was created by the city council in 2006 for the creation of permanently affordable housing.  In its 13 years of existence, the city has given the land trust $72 […]

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Irvine Land Trust To Consider City Request for Transparency & Accountability

The need for more affordable housing is a no brainer. In Irvine, we have an entity called the Irvine Land Trust. The Land Trust is a nonprofit corporation funded with public assets of land and money. Big money… as in tens of millions of our tax dollars, and growing. It was established and funded by the […]

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Transparency & Accountability Still An Issue in City Council

Transparency and Accountability still remain a major issue with the city and the Irvine Land Trust. The Land Trust was created to operate on the city’s behalf using city land and city money and as such, the city holds the majority interest in the Land Trust. It was established by the city council in 2006 and has received $35M to date of public cash and land from […]

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Sunshine Ordinance to Include the Land Trust

On November 19, 2018, The Board of Directors held its monthly meeting and per correspondence from Executive Director, Mark Asturias, “decided to open its meetings to the public beginning with its next regularly scheduled meeting. The Board anticipates that the open meeting format will allow members of the community to come, hear and be heard on […]

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Local Political Group Pressures Land Trust on Transparency

On November 18, 2018, the Democrats of Greater Irvine (DGI) unanimously passed a resolution introduced by Kev Abazajian that states: “The Members of the Democrats of Greater Irvine RESOLVE thatthe Irvine Community Land Trust should abide by the Brown Act,and that the City of Irvine’s Sunshine Ordinanceshould be applied immediately to the Irvine Community Land […]

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10/23/18 City Council Meeting Agenda – Land Trust & Sunshine Ordinance

    A couple of noteworthy items are on tomorrow’s City Council agenda – the Land Trust and the introduction of the Irvine Sunshine Ordinance. To read the whole agenda please click here. The Irvine Community Land Trust is requesting the modification of a land transfer agreement between the City & Land Trust to include office space […]

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